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Matthew Burgess is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His dissertation, titled "The Vastness of Small Spaces: Self-Portraits of the Artist as a Child Enclosed," combines his interests in modern British literature, American poetry and autobiography theory, and he is set to complete his doctorate in May 2014. He has taught courses at Brooklyn College since 1999, and in 2009, he received his current appointment as full-time lecturer. His poems and essays have appeared in NEA Arts Magazine, The Poetry Foundation, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Court Green, Painted Bridge Quarterly and elsewhere. His debut collection of poems, titled Slippers for Elsewhere, was recently published by UpSet Press, and he has a children's book forthcoming about the life and work of E.E. Cummings. Burgess has received a MacArthur Scholarship in Poetry, a CUNY Chancellor's Fellowship and an award from the Fund for Poetry.